Category: Natalie (AB)
Music: 70's - The Double Dutch Bus
Mood: Funky (The good kind :-)
Listening to groovy music and feeling warm and fuzzy in my pj's as the boys play magic cards. They all love it. It's like the modern version of poker nights for the young, trendy and slightly nerdy, a perfect description of my O. It's like chess, monopoly and baseball cards all in one. Excepts there's wizards and dragons and elves instead of sports people and each card changes the rules of the game, giving you @500 rules to memorize and deal with that aren't always in effect depending on what's in your hand. Very confusing. I always said that I'd learn it when were in the nursing home together, I'll have plenty of time then :-D However, we've struck a compromise. He teaches me magic cards and in return he has to read ALL of the good doc's books. I think it's fair. I'll let you know how it goes......
Yesterday was too stressful to write a blog. More accusations that I change TOO well to my social settings making me "false" and "pretensious" instead of just being "myself." This is absurd. This coming from the ever too simple O not understanding the complex nature of the AB and that we're not "lying" but just have a lot of different personalities swimming inside of us and some are more appearant than others, depending on the situation. Most people see this as a GOOD thing, something called ADAPTABILITY and GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS. After a very long evening, ending with me running out of the sushi restaurant, he promises to see a therapist to better understand his feelings on this issue and not cause me such stress. This makes me very happy and today he has been extra loving/supportive/apologetic. I do have a very sensitive and caring O after all it seems, thank goodness!
So, all is much better. I was going to make the cauliflour w/ pesto reciepe from Cook Right For Your Type but I'm too tired and comfortable now. So, what have I been eating......
Morning: warm lemon water & Slice of carrot-ginger spice cake (made w/ Rye flour instead of spelt! super yummy!)
Lunch: more salmon w/ cucumber and a slice of Ezekiel bread
Snack: 1/3 of some corn syrup filled, sweet, fruit snack before I found the plum in my purse. Hurrah for the plum!
Dinner: Another plum @5:30pm as we went searching for hotels for my wedding guests to stay at. Sushi afterwards. Seaweed salad to start (asked for the vinegerette dressing on the side and a slice of lemon instead but they still put SESAME SEEDS on top of it! "doh!" Then a roll of cucumber and tuna wrapped in squid. Entre was mahi mahi seared tuna slices with spicy tuna in the center. VERY YUMMY. Lots of sake too.....it was needed.
Morning: warm lemon water, 2 eggs with a little bit of soy & a cup of "oatmeal" from Trader Joe's. It's really called "multi grain: hot ceral - made with Rye, Barley, Oats and Wheat" That's it, no other ingredients. It's very good, organic and always tastes satisfying weither by itself or with a little bit of honey and raisins. I put some honey in mine as I rushed out the door.
Lunch: Some yellow rice. Carlos surprised me by to stopping by to spend lunch with me - part of his "I'm really sorry about the other day" niceness. He had a pork and rice dish from a divine Spanish deli near my work. I just ate his rice (picked out the black beans) while we chatted in the park. Washed it down with a cup of chamomile tea (I know I shouldn't drink while eating but.......)
Snack: Work was crazy today - graduation ceremonies tomorrow - too much going on - no time to scrub the sweet potato in my purse and pop it in the cafeteria microwave. Had a small piece of yellow cake with pineapple filling (WHY IS THERE ALWAYS CAKE AT MY SCHOOL???) And I stayed late. I would have been fine if I left on time and then was at home, surrounded by beneficials but instead, @ 5:20pm, I had a Snickers bar. Sigh.....I can't keep this up.....the beach......I must remember the beach next time I'm tempted.........I know, it's vain, I should do things because they're "healthy" but sometimes you do things because you're "shallow."
Dinner: THe O ate white rice and the rest of his pork from lunch[ :-( ]. I had 2 big slices of fresh pineapple (yeah bromelain!) and a bowl of couscous. Made sure the O had his vitamin B and Calcium supplements. I, of course, took my B, C, and Helix supplements this morning.
Dessert: a small slice of the carrot-ginger cake and made the goat cheese frosting (on the opposite page) Delicious. Even the magic card boys were impressed. (Among them another AB especially liked it. I bet he's wondering too why he hangs out with all these O's as well - what is it with us????? Told him about the lemon water - hopes he takes it to heart.) Defiantely try this cake though! (pgs. 294-295 of Cook R.F.Y.T.)
Plan for the weekend - eat more vegetables and fix the ones in my fridge before they get over ripe (too late for that other cucumber though........icky!!!!)
Take care, get lots of sleep and enjoy the weekend!